Freedom of Speech and Expression

Hate and Bias Incident Reporting

Our Mission

The UW-System denounces any sort of discriminatory language and behavior. As a broad university system, we strive to create an inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and our guests feel welcomed and respected.

What is a Bias Incident?

Something a person says or otherwise expresses that is motivated by bias related to age, race, ethnicity, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, or any combination of these or other related factors.

Examples of hate or bias incidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • microaggressions
  • harassment
  • assault
  • intimidation tactics
  • symbols
  • slurs

Why You Should Report

Campus response teams are designed to provide support and resources to individuals and the campus community affected by bias or hate incidents. By reporting incidents to your respective campus response team, you help them monitor and better respond to instances of hate and bias on and off campus.

Campus Response Teams

Please refer to your campus policies regarding their specific hate and bias reporting procedures: